Ry Garcia-Sampson '12 MPH'15 MD'19 created Brown Advocates for Social Change and Equity (BASCE), a yearlong fellowship for medical students, residents and faculty members.
Growing up in a rural border town in Texas, Garcia-Sampson learned at an early age how disparities in health care can affect individuals in a community. “When I was young, my mother had several organ transplants. I had a lot of exposure to the medical field from that standpoint and saw how discrimination made it difficult for some people to navigate the health care system. In part, it was what inspired me to become a physician.”